Solved why are half of my keys not working?

August 7, 2011 at 06:51:01
Specs: Windows 7
On,my,Acer,Laptop,half,of,my,keys,hae,suddenly,stopped,working,including,apostrophie,space,and,my,down,arrow,my,left,arrow,and,some,of,the,letter,keys.Iis,there,a,way,I,can,fix,this?They,worked,fine,then,I,picked,up,my,laptop,and,put,it,down,somewhere,else,plugging,it,in,cause,it,just,went,to,sleep,and,I,resumed,it,and,they,then,werent,working.

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August 7, 2011 at 19:04:15
You could try downloading and install the newest drivers for the motherboard and keyboard, then delete the keyboard in device manager, then restart the machine. Windows will reinstall the keyboard with the newer driver at boot up when it finds new hardware. IF this does not work, it is most likely hardware related as above. If under warranty then take it in for service, if not then you MAY want to open and check for obvious problems, but you probably should just take it in anyway.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
August 7, 2011 at 06:59:35
Shut down, remove the power and restart the computer, cold boot. If that doesn't work, there is a loose connection or bad keyboard.

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#2
August 7, 2011 at 07:13:22
It,has,made,no,difference,:S

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#3
August 7, 2011 at 07:29:42
Can you use a usb keyboard plugged into the USB port?

If you are the techie type, might try removing the keyboard, disassembling, cleaning, reassemble and install. Otherwise, replacement is best option.


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#4
August 7, 2011 at 10:41:07
It may be a loose connection or a bad keyboard or a bad motherboard.

If I could remember how a keyboard works I guess I could give a better guess. Seem there is a way to prove the issue.

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August 7, 2011 at 19:04:15
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You could try downloading and install the newest drivers for the motherboard and keyboard, then delete the keyboard in device manager, then restart the machine. Windows will reinstall the keyboard with the newer driver at boot up when it finds new hardware. IF this does not work, it is most likely hardware related as above. If under warranty then take it in for service, if not then you MAY want to open and check for obvious problems, but you probably should just take it in anyway.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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